When Ahmass Fakahany and Chef Michael White joined forces, lightning struck. Michael had unique culinary skills and a passion for business, and Ahmass had deep business and leadership acumen and a keen taste for exceptional food, especially Michael’s. The two were a perfect fit.


Brick by brick they built the Altamarea Group with a shared vision to create restaurant brands that are distinct in concept but united in delivering unsurpassed quality and outstanding service. They strive everyday to uphold and further this vision with an unwavering attention to detail and a true devotion to pleasing guests. Their global culinary model allows guests to be themselves and eat amazing food.


Although Ahmass and Michael seem to somehow be in every restaurant at all times, they rely on a vast team of talented people who share their vision around client service and operating excellence.

    • Jennifer Murri Head of Business Support
    • Jessica Schupak Head of Business Development
    • Pamela Friedl Restaurant and International Development
    • Larry Montgomery Construction & Development Director
    • Olivia Young Head of Media & Communications
    • Jonna Gerlich Head of Client Events
    • Brian Lauck General Counsel
    • Dolly Nacario Director of Human Resources
    • Arthur Li Head of Business Finance & Administration/CFO
    • Uzma Amanat Chief Accountant
    • Patty McAvoy Brand Promotions & Design
    • Rocky Cirino Managing Director
      Ai Fiori, Marea, Ristorante Morini
    • Adele LeGault Senior GM
      Costata, Nicoletta
    • Will Guess Director
      Altamarea UK: Chop Shop
    • PJ Calapa Ai Fiori, Costata
    • Bill Dorrler Osteria Morini, Nicoletta, Due Mari, The Butterfly
    • Jared Gadbaw Marea, Morini Istanbul
    • Gordon Finn Ristorante Morini
    • Antonio di Cesare Al Molo - Hong Kong
    • Bob Truitt Corporate Pastry Program
    • Hristo Zisovski Group Purchasing & Beverage Director
    • Francesco Grosso Beverage Director: Marea
    • Eben Freeman Group Bar Operations & Innovation
View More Restaurants    View More Restaurants  
Altamarea Group • 415 West Broadway, 5th Floor • New York, NY 10012
© 2014 Altamarea Group • Website Design By O Group • Legal